Spine Tumour Removal

Spinal cord tumours can occur in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar regions and arise in the spinal cord or adjacent to the spinal cord. Intradural intramedullary spinal cord tumours are those that occur within the spinal cord.

Why do we Need Spine Tumour Removal

Tumours in or near the spinal cord usually cause symptoms in the arms and/or legs, such as gradually worsening muscle weakness that can lead to paralysis, sensory loss or abnormal sensations, bowel or bladder problems such as urinary retention, incontinence, and constipation, and back pain.

A spinal cord tumour's general location is frequently determined by the specific weakness and sensory loss pattern. Cervical spinal cord tumours can cause arm and leg weakness and sensory changes, whereas thoracic or lumbar spinal tumours do not affect arm function.

Diagnosis for Spine Tumour

These tests can assist in confirming the diagnosis for spinal tumour removal in varthur road, confirming the locaton of the tumour if the doctor suspects one:

  • Spinal MRI

A strong magnetic field and radio waves are used in MRI to provide precise images of your spine, spinal cord, and nerves. The primary test for detecting tumours of the spinal cord and adjacent tissues is typically an MRI. During the exam, a contrast agent may be injected into a vein in your hand or forearm to help highlight specific tissues and structures.

  • Computerised Tomography (CT)

This test produces detailed images of your spine using a narrow radiation beam. It is sometimes combined with an injected contrast dye to help detect abnormal spinal canal or spinal cord changes. A CT scan is rarely used to aid in diagnosing spinal tumours.

  • Biopsy

A small tissue sample (biopsy) must be examined under a microscope to determine the exact type of spinal tumour. The results of the biopsy will be used to help determine treatment options.


Following are the usual operational procedure for Spine Tumour Removal:

  •  During resection surgery, an incision will be made over the tumour and dissect the soft tissues to expose the back of the spine. 

  • The spinal bones (laminae) are removed to gain access to the spinal canal.

  • The dura is the tissue-lined compartment that houses the spinal cord and nerves and is surrounded by spinal fluid. The spine tomour specialist in varthur road opens the dura to expose the spinal cord and nerves and remove the tumour.

  • After that, the dura is sutured and closed.

  • After surgery, patients are usually admitted to the hospital for several days. They must remain in bed to promote wound healing and, depending on the extent of neurological damage, may work with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist.

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